University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher

They Have Saturdays and Sundays to Feed Themselves

Slave Gardens in the Caribbean

By: Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher

They have Saturdays in the Afternoon, and Sundays, with Christmas Holidays, Easter call’d little or Piganinny Christmas, and some other great Feasts allow’d them for the Culture of their own Plantations to feed themselves from potatoes, yams and plantains…. Their owners set aside for each a small Ground and allow them the Sundays to manure […]